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The Bedouin Tent at St. Ethelburga's Centre

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St. Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, London, EC2N4AG Show map
Liverpool Street Station (250 yd)

About this space

The Tent at St. Ethelburgas Centre is a unique space located just a stone's throw from the thoroughfare of Bishopsgate and Liverpool St. Station. A 16-sided structure, made in Saudi Arabia and covered in woven goat's hair, the tent is a peaceful space ideal for meetings, workshops/training events and, along with the stunning garden courtyard - a real oasis in the City!

It is carpeted and fully heated, with a range of atmospheric lighting options. The tent is circular with cushioned bench seating around the edge. Comfortable capacity is 25 people. There are no tables in the tent and people are asked to remove their shoes before entering.

Please note that access to the kitchen is not guaranteed when booking the Tent. Please see our other space, the Nave if you need use of the kitchen. However, we are still able to provide you with refreshments, and caterers may use the foyer area to set up buffet style. Please also note alcohol is not permitted in the Tent itself.


Capacity

Standing
up to 28
Dining
up to 10
Theatre
up to 28
Boardroom
up to 28
U-Shaped
up to 20
Classroom
up to 28

Prices

Monday
9:00 – 22:00
from £150–£305 hire fee
Per morning
9:00 – 12:30
from £150 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £305 hire fee
Per afternoon
13:00 – 17:00
from £170 hire fee
Per evening
17:30 – 22:00
from £280 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
In order that our space can be hired by a wide range of people, we have 3 rates.
Below is an example of a morning slot on a weekday:

Please send an enquiry for a full quote.

Individual/Small Charity (with an income under £250,000): From £150
Small Business/Large Charity (with an income over £250,000): From £185
Large Business/Corporate: From £300

Morning bookings are 9:00am – 12:30pm.
Afternoon bookings are 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
Evening bookings are 5:30pm – 10pm.

A booking that crosses over the morning and afternoon slots will be considered a full day booking. A booking that doesn’t take up the whole of one booking will not be eligible for a discounted price (e.g. a booking from 10am to 12pm will still pay the full price for a morning booking.)
Teas, coffees and biscuits can be provided by the St Ethelburga’s team and will be charged at £2.50 per person per round. St. Ethelburga’s also has recommended caterers for fully catered and staffed meals or buffets. Individuals and Small Charities are welcome to bring pre-prepared food and serve it themselves, or arrange for a delivery service, all others must use St. Ethelburga’s catering.

Please note alcohol is not permitted in the Tent itself.
Tuesday
9:00 – 22:00
from £150–£305 hire fee
Per morning
9:00 – 12:30
from £150 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £305 hire fee
Per afternoon
13:00 – 17:00
from £170 hire fee
Per evening
17:30 – 22:00
from £280 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
In order that our space can be hired by a wide range of people, we have 3 rates.
Below is an example of a morning slot on a weekday:

Please send an enquiry for a full quote.

Individual/Small Charity (with an income under £250,000): From £150
Small Business/Large Charity (with an income over £250,000): From £185
Large Business/Corporate: From £300

Morning bookings are 9:00am – 12:30pm.
Afternoon bookings are 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
Evening bookings are 5:30pm – 10pm.

A booking that crosses over the morning and afternoon slots will be considered a full day booking. A booking that doesn’t take up the whole of one booking will not be eligible for a discounted price (e.g. a booking from 10am to 12pm will still pay the full price for a morning booking.)
Teas, coffees and biscuits can be provided by the St Ethelburga’s team and will be charged at £2.50 per person per round. St. Ethelburga’s also has recommended caterers for fully catered and staffed meals or buffets. Individuals and Small Charities are welcome to bring pre-prepared food and serve it themselves, or arrange for a delivery service, all others must use St. Ethelburga’s catering.

Please note alcohol is not permitted in the Tent itself.
Wednesday
9:00 – 22:00
from £150–£305 hire fee
Per morning
9:00 – 12:30
from £150 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £305 hire fee
Per afternoon
13:00 – 17:00
from £170 hire fee
Per evening
17:30 – 22:00
from £280 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
In order that our space can be hired by a wide range of people, we have 3 rates.
Below is an example of a morning slot on a weekday:

Please send an enquiry for a full quote.

Individual/Small Charity (with an income under £250,000): From £150
Small Business/Large Charity (with an income over £250,000): From £185
Large Business/Corporate: From £300

Morning bookings are 9:00am – 12:30pm.
Afternoon bookings are 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
Evening bookings are 5:30pm – 10pm.

A booking that crosses over the morning and afternoon slots will be considered a full day booking. A booking that doesn’t take up the whole of one booking will not be eligible for a discounted price (e.g. a booking from 10am to 12pm will still pay the full price for a morning booking.)
Teas, coffees and biscuits can be provided by the St Ethelburga’s team and will be charged at £2.50 per person per round. St. Ethelburga’s also has recommended caterers for fully catered and staffed meals or buffets. Individuals and Small Charities are welcome to bring pre-prepared food and serve it themselves, or arrange for a delivery service, all others must use St. Ethelburga’s catering.

Please note alcohol is not permitted in the Tent itself.
Thursday
9:00 – 22:00
from £150–£305 hire fee
Per morning
9:00 – 12:30
from £150 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £305 hire fee
Per afternoon
13:00 – 17:00
from £170 hire fee
Per evening
17:30 – 22:00
from £280 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
In order that our space can be hired by a wide range of people, we have 3 rates.
Below is an example of a morning slot on a weekday:

Please send an enquiry for a full quote.

Individual/Small Charity (with an income under £250,000): From £150
Small Business/Large Charity (with an income over £250,000): From £185
Large Business/Corporate: From £300

Morning bookings are 9:00am – 12:30pm.
Afternoon bookings are 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
Evening bookings are 5:30pm – 10pm.

A booking that crosses over the morning and afternoon slots will be considered a full day booking. A booking that doesn’t take up the whole of one booking will not be eligible for a discounted price (e.g. a booking from 10am to 12pm will still pay the full price for a morning booking.)
Teas, coffees and biscuits can be provided by the St Ethelburga’s team and will be charged at £2.50 per person per round. St. Ethelburga’s also has recommended caterers for fully catered and staffed meals or buffets. Individuals and Small Charities are welcome to bring pre-prepared food and serve it themselves, or arrange for a delivery service, all others must use St. Ethelburga’s catering.

Please note alcohol is not permitted in the Tent itself.
Friday
9:00 – 22:00
from £150–£305 hire fee
Per morning
9:00 – 12:30
from £150 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £305 hire fee
Per afternoon
13:00 – 17:00
from £170 hire fee
Per evening
17:30 – 22:00
from £280 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
In order that our space can be hired by a wide range of people, we have 3 rates.
Below is an example of a morning slot on a weekday:

Please send an enquiry for a full quote.

Individual/Small Charity (with an income under £250,000): From £150
Small Business/Large Charity (with an income over £250,000): From £185
Large Business/Corporate: From £300

Morning bookings are 9:00am – 12:30pm.
Afternoon bookings are 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
Evening bookings are 5:30pm – 10pm.

A booking that crosses over the morning and afternoon slots will be considered a full day booking. A booking that doesn’t take up the whole of one booking will not be eligible for a discounted price (e.g. a booking from 10am to 12pm will still pay the full price for a morning booking.)
Teas, coffees and biscuits can be provided by the St Ethelburga’s team and will be charged at £2.50 per person per round. St. Ethelburga’s also has recommended caterers for fully catered and staffed meals or buffets. Individuals and Small Charities are welcome to bring pre-prepared food and serve it themselves, or arrange for a delivery service, all others must use St. Ethelburga’s catering.

Please note alcohol is not permitted in the Tent itself.
Saturday
9:00 – 22:00
from £220–£490 hire fee
Per morning
9:00 – 12:30
from £220 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £490 hire fee
Per afternoon
13:00 – 17:00
from £250 hire fee
Per evening
17:30 – 22:00
from £280 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
In order that our space can be hired by a wide range of people, we have 3 rates.
Below is an example of a morning slot on a weekday:

Please send an enquiry for a full quote.

Individual/Small Charity (with an income under £250,000): From £150
Small Business/Large Charity (with an income over £250,000): From £185
Large Business/Corporate: From £300

Morning bookings are 9:00am – 12:30pm.
Afternoon bookings are 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
Evening bookings are 5:30pm – 10pm.

A booking that crosses over the morning and afternoon slots will be considered a full day booking. A booking that doesn’t take up the whole of one booking will not be eligible for a discounted price (e.g. a booking from 10am to 12pm will still pay the full price for a morning booking.)
Teas, coffees and biscuits can be provided by the St Ethelburga’s team and will be charged at £2.50 per person per round. St. Ethelburga’s also has recommended caterers for fully catered and staffed meals or buffets. Individuals and Small Charities are welcome to bring pre-prepared food and serve it themselves, or arrange for a delivery service, all others must use St. Ethelburga’s catering.

Please note alcohol is not permitted in the Tent itself.
Sunday
9:00 – 22:00
from £220–£490 hire fee
Per morning
9:00 – 12:30
from £220 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £490 hire fee
Per afternoon
13:00 – 17:00
from £250 hire fee
Per evening
17:30 – 22:00
from £280 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
In order that our space can be hired by a wide range of people, we have 3 rates.
Below is an example of a morning slot on a weekday:

Please send an enquiry for a full quote.

Individual/Small Charity (with an income under £250,000): From £150
Small Business/Large Charity (with an income over £250,000): From £185
Large Business/Corporate: From £300

Morning bookings are 9:00am – 12:30pm.
Afternoon bookings are 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
Evening bookings are 5:30pm – 10pm.

A booking that crosses over the morning and afternoon slots will be considered a full day booking. A booking that doesn’t take up the whole of one booking will not be eligible for a discounted price (e.g. a booking from 10am to 12pm will still pay the full price for a morning booking.)
Teas, coffees and biscuits can be provided by the St Ethelburga’s team and will be charged at £2.50 per person per round. St. Ethelburga’s also has recommended caterers for fully catered and staffed meals or buffets. Individuals and Small Charities are welcome to bring pre-prepared food and serve it themselves, or arrange for a delivery service, all others must use St. Ethelburga’s catering.

Please note alcohol is not permitted in the Tent itself.

Catering

In-house catering
Allows external catering
Approved caterers only
BYO alcohol allowed
Can provide alcohol
Kitchen facilities available
Can provide halal
Can provide kosher
Complimentary water
Extensive vegan menu
Extensive gluten-free menu
Complimentary tea and coffee
Buyout fee for external catering

Space features

Wi-Fi
Flipchart
Natural light
Disabled access
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Audiovisual (AV) equipment
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Storage space
Accommodation available
Parking available
Fully Heated
Dimmable Lighting
Courtyard Garden
Foyer Area

Venue welcomes

Ticketed events
Loud music/events
Own music equipment /DJ
VIP events
Enhanced security events

Rules of the space

- No Red Wine -
Throughout the venue, red wine is not permitted due to the beautiful white stone floors of the nave and the unique interior of the Bedouin Tent. Additionally in the Tent itself no alcohol is allowed, however it may be consumed in the courtyard garden or foyer area, both right next to the Tent.

- No Smoking (including outside areas) -
Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is strictly not permitted in any part of the courtyard garden or side ramp, as well as inside. If you wish to smoke please do so in the alcove to the left of the front main entrance.

- No Helium Balloons -

- No Smoke Machines -

- No Confetti/Streamers/Petals -
These decorations, and similar, are prohibited in all parts of the venue inside and outside.

- No Shoes in Tent -
We kindly ask all guests and organisers to remove their shoes before entering the Bedouin Tent.

- No Alcohol in Tent -
Alcohol may be consumed in all other areas, with the exception of red wine.

- Set-up and clear-up time is included in the booked slot -
The space will not be accessible before this time.

- After you have enquired about the availability of the space, to confirm your booking you need to fill out the booking form found on our website.

- The closest tube is Liverpool Street Station which is only a couple of minutes walk away.


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About St. Ethelburga's Centre

St. Ethelburga's Centre is a stunning venue situated near Liverpool Street. It provides a fantastic combination of intimacy and grandeur with original 14th century arches providing the backdrop to the main space. Destroyed by an IRA bomb in 1993, it has been rebuilt with modern features and offers a unique and memorable space for any event. It is equipped with WiFi and has an in-house projector and sound system available in the main space.

The Bedouin Tent is a circular space, ideal for meetings and away-days, intimate gatherings and workshops, while the Nave offers a spectacular space for larger events.

We can offer catering from light refreshments right up to a fully staffed service. Or, for if you are an individual or small charity, simply bring your own and use our kitchen.

This is a place like no other!


Other spaces and event packages at this venue

from £280
hire fee / per morning

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